Frankly, On Faith: This is the LORD’s Battle
by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68
Ever feel like you’re just not properly equipped to get through life? If only there was more money. If only I had someone to share the load. If only that person was nicer, or this person understood. If only we had more to give, we could give.
“If only.” Two of the most hurtful words in our vocabulary. They take away our incentive and our power. They limit us, hold us back from our potential.
I read the story of David and Goliath recently, and was touched by several key points:
- Don’t let how others see you dictate your life.
David was young and small, a gentler person. The soldiers thought he couldn’t do anything. But David was the one who slayed the giant.
- Their coping skills are not your own.
Saul dressed David in fine armor, but it didn’t work for David. He chose what he knew: His sling and a few stones.
- Keep going in the face of adversity.
His brothers, Saul, and the soldiers told him to stop. But David knew he was on the right path. He kept moving forward. Even when the giant came out to fight him.
- Let your faith be your light.
David knew God was with him. When the others tried to stop him, even through misguided protection and concern, David knew what he was doing was his calling. He didn’t doubt it for a second, and he didn’t let others take that from him.
- Give God room to work!
David only had his sling. He knew God would throw the stones. And it only took one.
“This is the LORD’s battle, and he will give you to us!”
~1 Samuel 17:47
It’s okay to pick up the weapons God has given you, and take those small steps toward making things better. God is bigger than your giant, and He’ll always guide your stones.
“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
With a slingshot and some peanuts,
And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!